New FileMaker resources for wannabe app developers

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New FileMaker resources for wannabe app developers

The company has released more ebooks and a series of videos to help new and more experienced app developers.

Apple subsidiary FileMaker produces a database system for developing cross-platform desktop and mobile apps. To help users learn how to create apps, the company offers a series of ebooks, which we first reported on last year.

Now FileMaker has extended its range of ebooks with guides on more specific aspects such as inventory management and connecting to QuickBooks.

The new ebooks include:

  • How to (finally) resolve your inventory management headaches with a custom inventory app
  • End the frustration: Make the leap from Microsoft Access to the FileMaker Platform to in order to run the custom app on Windows or Mac, and take advantage of FileMaker's mobility, sharing, and reporting features
  • Turbocharge QuickBooks: Get the most out of your accounting software by connecting custom apps to QuickBooks instead of laboriously re-entering data into spreadsheets
  • How to transform your services business – an ebook with a companion webinar and starter app aimed at improving customer satisfaction and profits.

Video tutorials

In addition to its ebooks, the company has released FileMaker Custom App Academy, a new series of video tutorials that guide you through the process of developing a custom app with FileMaker.

The initial tutorials, each comprising multiple lessons, cover the fundamentals of the FileMaker platform, creating a basic app in FileMaker, extending an app, and the new features of FileMaker 16.

Although that basic app is described as simple, it includes data entry, navigation buttons, a report, a chart, calculations to summarise data, and individual logins.

It is subsequently extended with features including more complex reporting, sending emails, and a dashboard.

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